We have a vision that every person who calls Parkland Foursquare home would have a vibrant devotional life in the written Word of God. PBJ stands for Prayer. Bible. Journal. It is a simple way to stay engaged daily in the word of God.
For the week of May 2nd- 8th by Dale Kvamme
For Monday 5/3/21 Prayer and Fasting – God’s Plan From Daily PBJ Reading for Monday (2 Chronicles 24, Acts 3:13-26)
God’s Plan to Reach the World Peter and John had just brought healing to a crippled beggar. As a result, many people were gathering to see what had happened. Peter took the opportunity to preach a scathing message to those gathered. He concludes by reminding the people of why Jesus came.
Acts 3:24-26 (NIV) 24 "Indeed, all the prophets from Samuel on, as many as have spoken, have foretold these days. 25 And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.' 26 When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways."
God wants to reach all people with His message. He wants us to join Him in His plan of reaching the lost.
Luke 19:10 (NIV) 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
Lord, give us Your compassion for the lost in our families, neighborhoods, and in this world.
For 5/4/21 Prayer and Fasting – God’s Plan From Daily PBJ Reading for Tuesday (2 Kings 14, John 9:1-25) God’s Plan - The work of God Jesus’ disciples thought that personal sin had brought blindness to this man. Jesus assured them that the healing of this man was “…so that the work of God might be displayed”.
John 9:1-7 (NIV) 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 3 "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world." 6 Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. 7 "Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
Jesus only did what The Father told Him to do - He did the work of God.
John 5:19 (NIV) 19 Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
John 8:27-30 (NIV) 27 They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father. 28 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [the one I claim to be] and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. 29 The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him." 30
Even as he spoke, many put their faith in him. We, also are called to do the work of God. Lord, show us what you are doing in our families, neighborhoods, and in this world so that we can join You in Your work.
For 5/3/21 Prayer and Fasting – God’s PlanFrom Daily PBJ Reading for Monday (2 Chronicles 24, John 9:26-41) Ministering in Power Jesus had just healed a blind man. As a result, this man was being grilled by the temple leaders.
John 9:30-33 (NIV) 30 The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will. 32 Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing." He correctly understood that Jesus had power because He was from God.
John 14:9-14 (NIV) 9 Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. 12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Because Jesus went to the Father and sent us His Holy Spirit, we can walk with the same power that He walked with to minister to others. Lord, give us the faith and boldness to do Your works in our families, neighborhoods, and in this world.
1: 2 Kings 10-11, Acts 18:9-18
2: 2 Kings 12-13, Acts 3:1-12
3:2 Chronicles 24, Acts 3:13-26
4:2 Kings 14, John 9:1-25
5: 2 Chronicles 25, John 9:26-41
6: Jonah 1-2, Luke 11:1-28
7: John 9:25
8: Jonah 3-4, Luke 11:29-54
9: 2 Kings 15, 1 Timothy 3:1-7
10: 2 Chronicles 26, 1 Timothy 3:8-16
11: Isaiah 1-2, 1 Peter 3:1-12
12: Isaiah 3-4, 1 Peter 3:13-22
13: Isaiah 5-6, Luke 8:1-25
14: Isaiah 1:8
15: Isaiah 7-8, Luke 8:26-56
16: Amos 1-2, Matthew 11:1-19
17: Amos 3, Matthew 11:20-30
18: Amos 4, Titus 1:1-9
19: Amos 5-6, Titus 1:10-16
20: Amos 7, Mark 15:1-26
21: Isaiah 8:12-13
22: Amos 8-9, Mark 15:27-47
23: 2 Chron. 27, Isaiah 9, 1 Cor. 2:1-8
24: Isaiah 10-11, 1 Corinthians 2:9-16
25: Micah 1-2, Acts 24:1-16
26: Micah 3-4, Acts 24:17-27
27: Micah 5-6, Matthew 10_1-20
28: Micah 4:2
29: Micah 7, Matthew 10:21-42
30: 2 Chronicles 28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-6
31: 2 Kings 16-17, 1 Cor. 8:7-13